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My Frilly Book!

Hullo, all!
I was inspired by synchronome to post my old "Frilly Book". It's one of those books that I work in whatever random page is free and has a collection of tidbits I have accumulated over the years before putting them all into this.

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The cover! One dollar at Target during their Back•to•School sale!

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The inside cover and the front page... Sort of an accident, the front page was. I slapped the magazine cut-out onto it and then as an afterthought added the lace. Turned out kinda cute, I think.

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A couple coordinations I found cute and fun and thus gave them their own pages.

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I'm very proud of how this spread turned out, when I started putting it together NOTHING was looking right, but then I started adding the silver trim and the beads and the purple flowers and now I love it :D

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An example of my "any page will do" mentality with this book... The right was one of the first things I glued into this book. Then at some point I had the pictures and thought "I have balloon papers!" It all just sort of came together and just so happened to match the theme of Children's Day.

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Two prints with patterns I love. The bottom one used to be my desktop background :3

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Some more cute coord fun... I love little bottles and so immediately fell in love with this one.

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The inside of the envelope.

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Not sure how easy it is to see, but there are two pink flower paperclips in that spread... I looooove fun paperclips in my journals.
The page on the left was also an accident, I covered it with contact paper but it bubbled and smoothing it down didn't work, so I tried to cover it with ribbon and embellishments. I think it turned into quite the happy accident!

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The final word.

What is your process of journaling? When you have things to glue in do you do it right then and write around it? Play with the page and decide what goes where? What influences how your pages turn out?


Cross-posted to jr__nal


( 16 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 5th, 2014 05:34 pm (UTC)
You know I love this book! :-)
Feb. 5th, 2014 11:47 pm (UTC)
You know I love the amazing things you have shared :D
Feb. 5th, 2014 06:42 pm (UTC)
I am in *envy* of your collaging skills, this is really inspiring!

To answer your question I do a bit of both - for my full-page collages I play about a bit before gluing it down. Occasionally for the odd one-off thing (old bus passes, tickets, etc) I just glue it down and write around it. It really depends what it is. ^^
Feb. 5th, 2014 11:46 pm (UTC)
I'm flattered, especially considering that you're the one who inspired me to post it to begin with and has also inspired me to dig through my old journals for previous Lolita fun ;3
Feb. 5th, 2014 10:48 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous!! :) As for my process, I tend to lay stuff out on the page and play around with it a bit before I actually stick anything down.
Feb. 5th, 2014 11:44 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks!
I do that too sometimes! It's almost like a puzzle in a way, except I don't know what the finished result will look like. Other times I just slap things on and hope it fits!
Feb. 5th, 2014 11:39 pm (UTC)
Your journals are just...ideal lol LOVE THEM.

I set aside journaling time each night. I like to do it as fresh as possible. I collect "scraps/trash" (lol) through the day and place it in each night. I have a photo template size so I actually just print out photos once a month or so and go back and paste them where i outlined for them on the actual page :)
Feb. 5th, 2014 11:43 pm (UTC)
I never thought of leaving an outline for something to go in later!! Ah I LOVE it! Okay, that is now part of my journaling, thank you! I can't wait to try it! I love to glue things in but often find myself thinking "I wish I had this picture already" or something along those lines. That is the perfect solution, then I can keep going, there's still room for what I wanted to add and I can add whenever I can get things printed off!

Thank you! :D
Feb. 6th, 2014 12:09 am (UTC)
Happy I can help! :D
Feb. 6th, 2014 01:56 am (UTC)
Ditto on the sizing template. I don't do it often, but it comes in handy!
Feb. 6th, 2014 10:26 am (UTC)
Very cute!
Feb. 6th, 2014 09:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I have an uncurable addiction to cute, frilly things I fear! :D
Feb. 7th, 2014 01:39 am (UTC)
Please always post. Love your pages!
Feb. 7th, 2014 02:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I try to post when I have a bunch of pages I can share :3
Feb. 7th, 2014 05:40 am (UTC)
This is so beautiful!! Good job!!
Feb. 7th, 2014 02:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm quite surprised at how some of the pages turned out considering I started to not like them at first. I guess that's part of the magic of journaling!
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